Student enterprise

Whether you want to learn about enterprise or become an entrepreneur, we have a number of opportunities to help you get a head start.

You can study enterprise alongside a number of subjects as part of an undergraduate degree, giving you a firm understanding of business and entrepreneurship. 

You may be able to take enterprise-related discovery modules as part of your course. They’ll help you develop transferable skills such as commercial awareness, creative problem-solving, teamworking, leadership and communication – skills that top employers look for in graduates.

Start your own business

If you have an idea for starting your own business, Spark, our business start-up service, can help you develop your idea into a viable business.

Get access to: 

  • start-up advice and support through your entrepreneurial journey
  • bespoke workshops
  • experienced business mentors
  • professional networking events
  • office space

If you’re a budding entrepreneur, you could apply for an Enterprise scholarship to help with business, training and transport costs. Our annual Business plan competition also gives you the chance to win up to £2,000 to help you get started.

You could also join the Entrepreneurs Society to develop your skills and get practical experience.

View our student enterprise profiles to find out more about enterprise at Leeds. 

Alumnus profile: Edoardo Bono 

I’ve returned to campus to share my experiences with current students. I tell them, if you’ve an idea and passion, you can develop this, gain specialist knowledge, source funds, and it can turn into something much bigger.

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